The Dérive

A dancer moves among the people in an old bazaar in Tehran capturing the responses and reactions. Since dance is prohibited in Iran, this becomes a statement of personal freedom.


November 5, 2019 7:00 pm


Director(s): Tanin Torabi
Choreographer: Tanin Torabi
Country: Iran/Ireland
Runtime: 7:39
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An Iranian dance film where the performer dances her way through the crowds of narrow bazaar alleys in an elaborate choreography on both the performing and camera operating side. Shot guerrilla style in a single take, the film captures an interesting sense of movement and overall visual dynamism as well as showing a wide spectrum of reactions from passers by.

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